02/27/2015 01:25 EST | Updated 04/29/2015 05:59 EDT

Edmonton Eskimos release veteran linebacker Eric Samuels after two seasons

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Eskimos released international linebacker Eric Samuels on Friday.

Samuels joined the Eskimos as a free agent June 2, 2013.

The six-foot-one, 200-pound Samuels recorded 61 tackles, two interceptions, three sacks and 20 special-teams tackles with Edmonton.

On Aug. 8. Samuels suffered a neck injury in a 33-23 road win over the Montreal Alouettes, leaving the field on a stretcher in the fourth quarter following a special-teams play.

He went to hospital for precautionary tests but was later released and travelled with the team to Ottawa for a game the following week against the Redblacks.